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Green - December 2014

The Green landing page for Facility Professionals.

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What We Can Learn From LEED's Critics

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JLM Offers New Choices for Energy Independence, Batteries Included

Building Operating Management
Four Tips on LEED O+M Can Ease Way to Certificationpart 2: LEED O+M: Understanding Energy Audits and Retrocommissioningpart 3: LEED O+M: Cut Energy, Water Waste With O+M Manual, Requirements

  


Building Operating Management
On-Site Water Can Lead To Goal of Net-Zero Waterpart 2: Net-Zero, Re-Use Approaches Address Looming Water Problems part 3: Treatment and Popularity of Re-Using Onsite Waterpart 4: Product Showcase: Water Efficiency

  


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Inaugural Big-Business Forum Flexes Market Muscle in Favor of Healthier Building Materials

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The Importance of Net-Zero Energy Goals

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The Intersection of Green Building Design and Fire Safety

Building Operating Management
States Raise The Bar On High-Performance Buildingspart 2: ASHRAE, LEED Updates Include Lighting, Sustainable Materialspart 3: A Beginner's Guide to ASHRAE 90.1 and LEEDv4part 4: The Rise of the LEED City

  


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Top-Level Sustainability: Hospital's Green Roof Delivers Benefits

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Honeywell and U.S. Green Building Council Collaborate to Advance Building Sustainability

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Johnson Controls' Technology and Consulting Expertise Helps China Office Tower Achieve Double Green Certification

Building Operating Management
Center for Sustainable Landscapes Building First to Achieve WELL Platinum Certification

  


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Transwestern Debuts World's First LEED v4 Volume Program For Managed Portfolio

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Defining High-Performance Buildings

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CertainTeed Issues Industry-First Health Product Declarations For Fiberglass Insulation

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Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute Provides Path For Companies To Improve Product Health

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces First New York Green Bank Transactions

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Green Building Initiative Celebrates A Decade Of Growth And Influence

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World's First Net-Zero Exhibit Space To Be Unveiled At Greenbuild 2014

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PROSOCO R-Guard Products Make Prestigious Top 10 List

Building Operating Management
Aetna Building in Phoenix Earns LEED Silver

  


Building Operating Management
Third-Party Green Certifications Still a Critical Part of Product Selectionpart 2: Stringent and Science-Based Third-Party Certifications part 3: Green Certifications Support Green Building Rating Systemspart 4: Advances in Product Standards and Green Certifications

  


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General Motor's Sustainability Strategies

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How To Successfully Commission

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LEED Dynamic Plaque May Lead To Better LEED Performance

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What Is High-Performance Building?

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Leading Building Industry Groups Agree to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development

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U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council to Work Together to Advance LEED

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What Is Resilience in Buildings?

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New $252 Million Medical Center's Efficient HVAC Design Boasts 18% Energy Savings Vs. Conventional Systems

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Schneider Electric and ChargePoint Partner to Launch New EVlink Cloud Connected Charging Stations with Comprehensive Services

Building Operating Management
Zipcar Aims For Collaborative Community In New Headquarters

  


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High-Performance Products Make High-Performance Buildings

Building Operating Management
FTC Green Guides Provide Guidance For Sustainable Facility Products and Servicespart 2: Federal Trade Commission Green Guides Help Facility Managers Evaluate Environmental Marketing Claims

  


Building Operating Management
High-Performance Exteriors Require Creativity, Commitmentpart 2: Attention To Detail Helps Eliminate Envelope Leakspart 3: High-Performance Exterior Helps Library Use Less Energy In More Spacepart 4: With Water A Concern, Education Was Key To Convincing Owners To Use Open-Ventilated Rain Screen

  


Building Operating Management
To Get The Most Out Of Open Office Plans, Pay Close Attention To The Detailspart 2: Successful Daylighting In Open Offices Requires Careful Planning Of Partitions, Office Layout part 3: Operable Windows Offer Sustainability Benefits, But Also Acoustical Challengespart 4: Raised Floor Can Help Limit Reconfiguration Hassles In Open Offices

  


Building Operating Management
How To Maximize Your Water Efficiency Effortspart 2: Electronic Faucets, Aerators Can Help Meet Water Efficiency Goalspart 3: Lower-Flush Fixtures Can Save Water, But Be Aware Of Infrastructure Challengespart 4: Water Efficiency Requires Occupant Cooperation, Change Of Habits

  


Building Operating Management
Occupant Engagement, Proper Operation Help Meet Sustainable Operations Goalspart 2: Success Of Sustainability Initiatives Often Hinges On Reaching The Right Peoplepart 3: Engage Facility Staff To Help Ensure Sustainable Operationspart 4: Human Behavior Can Make It Hard To Find Best Way To Encourage Sustainable Behavior

  


Building Operating Management
GSA's Contract Structure For High-Performance Building Project Shows Future Possibilitiespart 2: Performance Targets Helped GSA Ensure Expedited Bid Process Didn't Sacrifice Energy Efficiencypart 3: Planning For Measurement And Verification Surprises Helps GSA Hit Energy Efficiency Targetspart 4: Training Of Building Occupants, Operators Is Critical To Maintaining High Performance

  


Building Operating Management
Solar Industry Continues To Grow, Price Continues To Decrease

  


Building Operating Management
Office Building Renovations Aim To Reposition “Stale” Properties

  


Building Operating Management
Pros And Cons Of Green Building Rating Systemspart 2: Certified Energy Manager Credential Is One Option For Energy-Focused Professional Sustainability Certificationpart 3: Green Globes, Energy Star, BOMA 360, Living Building Challenge Offer Different Benefits For Different Buildingspart 4: USGBC Perspective: Education @USGBC To Teach Green Building Best Practices

  


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Schneider Electric Powering Shedd Aquarium's Solar Installation Through Unique Partnership

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Schneider Electric and Fonroche Partner on 40 Mega-Watt Solar Field in Puerto Rico

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High-Performance Green Colleges Make the Grade

Building Operating Management
Chicago Office Tower Earns LEED Platinum

  


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Techspray Introduces ForeverSolv Solvent Reclaim Program Nationwide

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Acuity Brands Manufacturing Facility Achieves Zero Landfill Certification

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Reckson/SL Green Goes Electric

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People, Planet, Profits: True Corporate Responsibility

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Is LEED Broken?

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Offers More Stringent Acoustical Standardspart 2: LEED v4 Tackles Acoustics With New Noise Control Pilot Credit, Expanded Acoustic Performance Credits part 3: LEED v4 Expands Acoustic Performance In Multiple Areas

  


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Green Roof is a Highlight of SEPTA’s 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop

Building Operating Management
How To Determine How Water Is Used, and How Water Is Being Wastedpart 2: Less Obvious Systems To Consider in Pursuing Water Efficiencypart 3: Net-Zero Water: Is It Realistic? part 4: Barriers To Water Efficiency

  


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Technoform Glass Insulation Helps Seattle's Bullitt Center Become The Greenest Commercial Building In The World

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The Rexel Foundation and Next Step Announce Alliance

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The Fragrance Factor in Cleaning Chemicals

Building Operating Management
Pursuing Sustainability in Healthcare Interiors is an Educationpart 2: Educating the Supply Chain Key to Sustainable Healthcare Interiors

  


quick reads
LEED Dynamic Plaque May Lead To Better LEED Performance

quick reads
What Is High-Performance Building?

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Requires A New Facility Management Approach To LEEDpart 2: LEED v4: How Energy And Atmosphere, Materials And Resources And Indoor Environmental Quality Requirements Have Changedpart 3: Lessons Learned From A LEED v4 Beta Projectpart 4: USGBC Releases Top 10 States For LEED

  


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How To Successfully Commission

Building Operating Management
Newest Version Of LEED-EBOM Is Designed To Drive Better Building Performancepart 2: LEED-EBOM Commissioning Credits Focus On Maintaining Efficient Operationspart 3: LEED-EBOM Certification Hinges On Three Areas: Energy Star, ASHRAE 62 and Water Usepart 4: LEED-EBOM Focuses On Continuously Improving Performance

  


news
Green Roof At Badger Meter Delivers Economic And Environmental Benefits

Building Operating Management
Why Environmental Product Declarations Are Important for Green Buildingspart 2: How EPDs Are Created, What They Include, and Why They’re Useful

  


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LEED in Motion Report Provides Evidence of LEED Buildings' Efficiency

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Energy Savings And Climate Benefits of New Clean Diesel Technology Highlighted

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable and Maintainable: Achieving Two Goalspart 2: HVAC Systems Common Target of Sustainability Projects

  


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How FMs Can Augment The Triple Bottom Line

Building Operating Management
How To Ensure High-Performance Buildings Have High-Performance Operationspart 2: Building Information Helps Drive High-Performance Operationspart 3: BOMI's High Performance Program Can Help Ensure High-Performance Operations part 4: LEED in Motion Reports Help Support Case For Sustainability

  


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What Can We Learn From LEEDs Critics?

Building Operating Management
Former Air Force Hanger Hosts Community-Shared BIPV System

  


Building Operating Management
Defining Environmental Product Declarationpart 2: EPDs as Increasingly Critical Piece of Product Selectionpart 3: How LEEDv4 Provides Incentive To Use EPDspart 4: How Facility Managers Can Get EPDs